Square Enix has confirmed that the release date of its next major RPG, Final Fantasy XV, has been delayed for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game, originally scheduled to release on September 30, will have its launch pushed back two months to November 29.
In a press release, Square Enix stated the two-month delay will allow Final Fantasy XV to receive "further polish and conduct quality testing" so it can match the heavy expectations of both the game's development team as well as its many fans.
"From the moment we joined this project, our vision was to create a level of freedom and realism previously unseen in the series. Regrettably, we need a little bit more time to deliver on this vision and are confident that this new release date will help us achieve this," said Hajime Tabata the game director. "As the director and lead of this project, I wish to personally apologize for the additional wait. As a team, we want FINAL FANTASY XV to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding."
In a YouTube video, Tabata offers some more info, stating that while the master version of Final Fantasy XV has been completed, the original plan was to release a "day one" patch for the game that would have added more content. However, the team decided to simply delay the release of the game and offer a version on the disc that will have all of the game's content, including the day one patch. He also suggested that the game may be receiving additional content after the initial launch.